Last August during World Championships Week in Indianapolis, the newest class of Drum Corps International Hall of Fame members took center stage during a very special kickoff party held in their honor. During the evening celebration, each inductee had the opportunity to address the audience. Here's a look back at highlights from those speeches, including those made by Tim Salzman, Mark Arnold, Kevin Smith, John Simpson, and in honor of the late Bill Cook.
Tim Salzman Brass Arranger, Guardsmen, Santa Clara Vanguard, Cavaliers

Mark Arnold Executive Director, Blue Knights

Kevin Smith Founder, Carolina Crown

John Simpson Brass Instructor, Bridgemen, Sky Ryders, Star of Indiana

Bill Cook Founder, Star of Indiana

Help select the DCI Hall of Fame Class of 2015

You can play a part in selecting the individuals who will receive Drum Corps International's most prestigious honor in 2015! Each year you have the special opportunity to be an integral part of the awards process by submitting a letter of support for any individual who you deem worthy of consideration for induction into the DCI Hall of Fame. A deadline of Sunday, February 15, is quickly approaching for all submissions. Learn more about the DCI Hall of Fame nomination process. View a complete list of the more than 100 DCI Hall of Fame members.